Audition Jan. 31 for Treasure Island

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Mill Town Players

The Mill Town Players will hold auditions on Saturday, Jan 31, at 12pm in the Pelzer Auditorium for their next production, Treasure Island.

Treasure Island is an original adaptation by Jay Briggs who will also direct the play. Bill Munoz will serve as fight choreographer. The play will feature six actors who play all the roles. The Mill Town Players are looking for the cast of six with ages ranging from older teen to adult. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Greenville stage veteran Brock Koonce will play Long John Silver.

Treasure Island will have ten public performances during the period April 24-May 9.

Treasure Island Character Breakdowns include:

Jim Hawkins: The central protagonist and narrator of the play. Though told in retrospect, the actor who plays the adult version of Jim is also utilized as his youthful counterpart. The actor should have the ability to portray both a wise gentleman, and an exuberant youth. Jim is clever, adventurous, and instantly likeable. The story charts his evolution from a timid boy to an accomplished, competent, and thoroughly independent young man.

Billy Bones: Brooding and threatening in appearance, though warm in relationship with Jim. He has a mystery about him that sparks Jim’s and the audience’s imagination.

Squire Trelawney: A wealthy Englishman. Impulsive and eager. He is the financer of the voyage. He is battle-tested and brave, though not particularly wise.

Dr. Livesey: The foil to Long John Silver. He is the best representation of the English civilized class. He is competent, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and kind. He is also somewhat predictable and tame, which explains Jim’s attraction to the dangerous and adventurous spirit of Silver.

Israel Hands: an unabashed villainous knave. Though he is Silver’s second, he lacks the complexity of character exhibited in Silver. He is greedy, bloodthirsty, impulsive, impatient, and ruthless.

Ben Gunn: Former pirate who has been marooned on Treasure Island for 3 years by the time we meet him. He is wild and unpredictable, though ultimately well-intended, resourceful, and helpful to our band of heroes. He has grown accustomed to living alone in the jungle, and likely has some animal-like qualities.

The role of Long John Silver has been cast.

Additional information on the Mill Town Players can be found on their website at www.milltownplayers.org.